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BITTERLING

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BITTERLING

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Beginner
Max Growth Size: 7-9 cm
Temperament: Peaceful, community fish

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 8-23 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.0 - 7.8
General Hardness: Soft-Moderate

 

Range

Asia: Amur region.

 

Reproduction

Egglayer, females lay their eggs inside freshwater mussels.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous, accepts most standard fish foods.

 

Additional Comments

Hardy and peaceful coldwaterfish, suitable to keep with Goldfish. The Bitterling's breeding habits are very unusual (it lays its eggs inside freshwater mussels, nicely protected until the fry hatch and emerge from the mussel.)

 

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Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.